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Grandmother Beaten with a Hammer, Recovering

By 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

BIG SANDY, Tenn. - The Benton County grandmother found beaten in her own home, last month, is recovering, according to her family. The elderly woman was found on her floor. Officers said she had been beaten with a hammer and brick. Her own grandson is suspected in the crime.

Despite her healing, family said she is still unable to walk without the assistance of a walker.

According to Sheriff Tony King, the grandson is in juvenile detention and awaiting a mental evaluation. His next court date is set for August 31.